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Best Interest of the Child

Best interest of the child - this is the standard used by North Carolina family court judges when making a child custody determination. What does best interest of the child mean in a child custody case? We often try to explain the best interest of the child standard...

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Consent Order in Family Law Matters

Consent Order - Family law matters are complicated and have a lot of technical steps involved throughout the process, which would be impossible to illustrate in just one blog.  Whenever we are consulting with a new client, we always let them know that other than...

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Legal Custody Versus Physical Custody

Legal Custody Versus Physical Custody North Carolina recognizes two aspects of child custody – legal custody and physical custody. North Carolina uses the best interest of the child standard in determining both aspects of child custody. This blog will not go into...

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Substantial Change in Circumstances

Substantial change in circumstances in North Carolina child custody and child support - In North Carolina, in order to modify child support or to modify child custody, a party must make a motion to the court alleging a substantial change in circumstances that affect...

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Who Gets the Family Pet?

Who gets the family pet in a divorce? Oftentimes during a divorce, the issue of child custody comes to mind first. However, for a lot people, pets are also considered to be members of the family and there are several things to consider in determining who gets the...

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Rule 60

What Does Rule 60(b) Do? Under Rule 60 of the North Carolina general statutes, a court may relieve a party or their legal representative from a final judgement, order, or proceedings for the following reasons: Mistake, inadvertence, surprise, or excusable neglect;...

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